In March 2017 we announced the alpha version of the open source GitHub for Unity editor extension and released the beta version earlier this year. Now, in time for Unite Berlin 2018, GitHub for Unity 1.0 is available for download at unity.github.com and from the Unity Asset Store.
GitHub for Unity is a Unity editor extension that brings Git into Unity 5.6, 2017.x, and 2018.x with an integrated sign-in experience for GitHub users. It introduces two key features for game development teams: support for large files using Git LFS and file locking. These features allow you to manage large assets and critical scene files using Git in the same way that you manage code files, all within Unity.
If you’re at Unite Berlin 2018, don’t miss our GitHub for Unity talk on June 19 at 10:15 am in the Breakout 2 room. Lead developer Andreia Gaita (@shana) will give an overview of GitHub for Unity’s features and explain how to incorporate it into your game development workflow.
What’s new in 1.0
Since releasing the beta version in March 2018, we’ve made new improvements to the user experience and shipped several bug fixes. Version 1.0 also includes:
- File locking improvements: File locking management is now a top-level view within the GitHub window, giving you the ability to lock or unlock multiple files
Diffing support: Visualize changes to files with the diffing program of your choice (set in the “Unity Preferences” area) directly from the “Changes” view in the GitHub window
Reduced package size: Previously, the package included full portable installations of Git and Git LFS. These are now downloaded when needed, reducing the package size to 1.6MB and allowing us to distribute critical Git and Git LFS updates and patches to you faster and in a more flexible way
Notification of updates: Get a notification within Unity whenever a new version is available. You can choose to download or skip the current update
Email sign-in: Sign in to your GitHub account with your GitHub username or the email address associated with your account
Improved Git and Git LFS support for Mac
A Git action bar for essential operations
Download the GitHub for Unity 1.0 editor extension from the Unity Asset Store today. In addition to integrating the extension into your game development workflow, we encourage you to join our community by contributing and following our GitHub for Unity repo and chatting with us on Twitter (@GitHubUnity).